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“History worth staying at in Yellowstone” 4 of 5 stars
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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Grand Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190   |  
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“History worth staying at in Yellowstone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The rooms are a refreshing blast from the past. I love the historic preservation of this hotel and the details they've managed to keep within the rooms themselves.

Plenty of activities to enjoy on site and close to nature the way the park was designed and intended for. I recommend exploring the property as much as possible. The jacuzzi rooms are the perfect touch to a winter evening.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Be brave and stay in a cabin? Yes b/c if you're like me you hear the word "cabin" and immediately think of something dark, dirty, drafty and potentially rodent-infested. This hotel snob was immediately relieved by the cute, quaint, comfy and well-appointed little cabin. The sink is in cabin proper and the shower and toilet are behind closed doors so you have to be comfy brushing your teeth in front of your roommates but we were family so it was fine. The two beds were comfy and the adirondack chairs on the front porch were a great place to curl up to write in our trip journals. Some of our neighbors pulled their chairs out on the lawn to chat but besides that it was very quiet when we were there. We were only a short walk to the dining room and gift shops so we were able to buy some drinks and snacks and just hang out and relax which was nice. Yes it's basic accommodations at best but be brave my fellow hotel snobs! You won't regret choosing a cabin!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This hotel was clean and adequate. It was cheaper than the other motels in the park and, as with all the Yellowstone Xanterra Hotels, there was no in-room safe, fridge, TV or air-conditioning.

The building is old so expect to hear noise (footsteps, voices, showers, toilets) from other rooms. The shower temperature repeatedly fluctuated from scalding hot to cold. We reported this to reception who acknowledged it was an ongoing issue, but did not have a solution.

Given the proximity of Mammoth Hotel to Gardener, it is worth considering staying outside of the park, if only to have the peace of mind of a safe shower.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was the "budget" stay for us in the park, for a room for 2 around $100, for for 4 of us, $200. It was just behind the main building. The showers are shared with other guests. The room was clean & nice. There was a sink in our room.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed in a cabin. Great little cabin fits in well with the location. Ok it is a little basic but how long are you going to spend actually in there? Get out and about. The choice of restraunts here is good you have the take away/diner style or the more up market one in the hotel we did both and enjoyed both. Sat on our porch in the evening you often see ground squirrels running around and on a larger scale the Elk! Wonderful. You are also only 5 minutes walk from the Hot Sprng terraces which are a must view, superb colours and smells!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Traveling lesson from this stay: Always bring your own extension cord. The Mammoth Hotel provides a fan for each room, but what they don’t tell you is that there is absolutely NO practical place to put the fan… unless you bring an extension cord. There were two electrical sockets in our room: one behind the night stand between the beds – the lamp and clock were plugged into it – and one next to the sink. Even with the window wide open 24/7 the room grew stuffy during the day and without the fan there’d have been no air circulation at all.

Cell signal was nonexistent most of the time. Housekeeping staff short-sheeted our bed with maddening consistency. Seriously, every single night we spent in park lodges this year, at every hotel or lodge – 8 nights total - housekeeping made the bed with the bottom sheet stretched across at least six inches ABOVE the foot of the mattress. Xanterra doesn’t use fitted sheets, so the bottom sheet also spilled out when you pulled the top sheet & blanket back. It’s not right when you have to remake your own bed every day while paying $100 to $200 per night for the privilege. Just saying.

After cabins at Roosevelt close for the season, Mammoth lodging is the nearest to Tower/Roosevelt and Lamar Valley areas. We stayed away from our room as much as possible and in fact spent more time AWAY from the hotel while at Mammoth than during our stay in any other lodging inside the Park. The room itself was not unpleasant, exactly, but it wasn’t enjoyable to be there, either. We didn’t find the décor attractive in any particular way, and the room was stuffy. The hotel is old and loud. People walking upstairs or down the hallway sound like elephants. Walls are thin and you can hear snorers in the adjacent rooms at night.

Bathroom layout may not work for claustrophobes. The shared bath down the hall from our room consisted of two toilet stalls. A sink for washing was provided along the hall just outside the restroom. You’re standing there washing your hands after and there are people in the hallway and it’s like announcing, “Hey everybody, I just got off the toilet!” Charming. For showering, we had the use of a windowless box of a room with no fan and a locking door. To be fair, we did not look at any further-away bathroom arrangements to see how they compared to our own.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had a great stay at Mammoth as we stayed in a frontier cabin which was really comfortable and one of the best Xanterra cabins we have stayed in and we have tried a few. Check in and out was efficient and trouble free we were in our cabin within minutes of arriving and could park by the side of the cabin which was a bonus. The room itself could have been better arranged since while a case stand was provided the only place you could use it blocked the front door so you had to keep moving it if you wanted to get in and out of the door. All the same the accommodations were clean, very comfortable and everything worked as it should including the heating and we had no problems with noise etc so we were more than happy,

Another plus was that it was the end of September which meant there were Elk in the grounds for much of the day and each morning we woke to a group of elk cutting the lawn out front which gave us some brilliant photographs but a word of warning as they can decide to block the entry to your cabin and will happily chase you away since at that time of the year they 'own' the place and will actively object to you getting in their way.

The only downside to the stay was the service we got at both the dining room and the terrace grill which was less than ideal but I will review those separately. I only mention it here because if you stay here you only have two choices for meals you either eat onsite in one of the Xanterra facilities or drive out of the park and if we stayed at Mammoth again it would have to off site because we have tried the onsite provisions two years running and been disappointed both times which is a shame so my service score is for the accommodation only.

If you stay here and enjoy a ramble I would highly recommend the Beaver ponds trail which runs from the side of the hot springs terraces to the back of the hotel, it was a great walk with wonderful scenery and we saw a good variety of animals on the way including Beaver, White tailed deer, Mule deer, Elk, Squirrels, Chipmunks and Ducks excellent.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Grand Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Location: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Yellowstone National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins 3*
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